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West Brom star pelted with coins

2016-02-20 20:07
Chris Brunt (Getty Images)

London - West Bromwich Albion defender Chris Brunt was pelted with coins by his own club's fans after their surprise FA Cup fifth round defeat at Reading on Saturday.

Brunt had gone over to applaud Albion's travelling fans following their 3-1 loss to the second tier side, but the mood turned sour and he went down clutching his face as coins rained down from angry supporters.

Northern Ireland international Brunt then confronted a group of Albion fans before being led away by captain Darren Fletcher after giving his shirt to a supporter.

The 31-year-old said a coin had been thrown at him and was quick to condemn the fans' behaviour.

"I was walking towards our supporters at the end, and they thought it was okay to throw a coin at their own players. I'm disgusted," Brunt told BBC Sport.

"If they want to come forward and say they don't like what they've seen then that's fine. Fans are frustrated we were 1-0 up and lost.

"They paid a lot of money to come, but a small minority spoilt it. There were young kids there. I was absolutely disgusted and ashamed."

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